The release date for Valorant Episode 8 Act 1 is almost here, and fans are eagerly anticipating it. This upcoming update will introduce several changes to the game, including the return of the Icebox map to the seven-map pool in the latest rotation. However, significant alterations are expected in this revamped Icebox map. In this article, we will explore all the changes that the Icebox map will undergo upon its return.
Valorant Episode 8 Act 1 is scheduled for release on January 8, 2024. Also, Icebox is making a comeback to the game by taking the place of the popular three-site map Haven, which saw a lot of competitive play.
Icebox map Changes in Valorant Episode 8 Act 1
In opposition to Lotus, they mostly focused on the middle region of the map to enhance the balance of power between attackers and defenders.
Mid Changes in Icebox
The initial modification in Icebox with VALORANT Patch 8.0 occurs at the mid-B-tube. In the past, it provided a direct route for players to access B kitchen. Presently, two stacked boxes obstruct the path, and a new window has been incorporated at the top of the B-tube. Defenders can now utilize this window as an off-angle while guarding the mid-section.
B Site changes in Icebox in Valorant Episode 8 Act 1
The primary alteration on the B site in Icebox occurs at B Green. Previously, this area featured construction boxes stacked above each other. In the upcoming adjustments, a crane has lifted the middle crate into the air. Additionally, the boxes at the rear of B Green have been removed.
The second modification is evident at B Orange. Following the pattern of changes seen on the Breeze map in the previous episode, one pathway has been obstructed. Specifically, the path closest to B Snow Pile has been blocked, leaving attackers with only one route to the B site through the B link.
Changes in Attackers Spawn
The last modification on Icebox occurs in the area of the attacker spawn. In the past, agents like Jett and Chamber could secure an angle on top of the container. However, Riot has now added another container on top of Mid Blue. As a result, the off-angle around the container has been entirely eradicated.
These are the changes we’ll see in the new Icebox. Get ready to adjust your gameplay based on these changes. VALORANT fans might watch professionals play Icebox in the upcoming Predator League Asia Pacific 2024 tournament.